24th January

Damo, Mark and i headed to Beinn an Dothaidh today and climbed The Skraeling.  The turf was mostly very good with the odd softer patch.  There were useful areas of ice about also.  At the exit of the route there where pockets of 4 inches of hard slab lying over 3 inches of powder sitting over the base.

The gully lines appear to contain a lot of powder and small slides were visible in West gully.  Taxus direct finish was not very icy.  Gully lines probably best avoided at the moment but buttresses providing good sport.

I heard from Paul last night who had just climbed North East Buttress on the Ben.  He had found good neve most of the way apart from on the mantrap which is climbing at V 6.